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Ezra Meeker

Ezra Manning Meeker was an American pioneer who traveled the Oregon Trail by ox-drawn wagon as a young man, migrating from Iowa to the Pacific Coast. Late in life he worked to memorialize the Trail, repeatedly retracing the trip of his youth. Once known as the "Hop King of the World", he was the first mayor of Puyallup, Washington... Read More

BornEzra Manning Meeker
December 29, 1830
Butler County, Ohio, U.S.
DiedDecember 3, 1928 (aged 97)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
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